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Hi from Spain!

Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 6:40 am
by albirdave
Hi i'm an Englishman living in Spain.
I actually joined this forum in 2011 when i went vegan.....which became a disaster and after nearly a year i went back to more of a paleo diet.
I'm a cyclist (mtb&road) who is now in their 50's who has been fairly successful in competition over many years i found i lacked power and disappointed i didn't see a weight loss after going vegan.
Well i am trying again and have been meat and dairy free for 3 weeks now and approaching it a different way....instead of fake meats etc,etc i'm going more high carb low fat and seems to be working i have power and feel fresh the next day after training and don't miss a training session,which was happening to much before.
I will include what i eat most days at the moment and any advice is always welcomed.

Breakfast: Oats mixed with water topped with bananas and berries
Water
Fruit juice

Dinner: Training day: Taken on the bike Torq energy drink and bars. (check them out at torqfitness.co.uk)
After training a recovery smoothie with bananas,berries,cucumber,broccoli,apple,water.

Dinner: Non training day: Huge fruit salad or huge green salad....or both!

Evening meal: Baked potatoe/s,baked beans in tomatoe sauce and more salad or gluten free rice pasta with a sauce and vegetables.

In between meal snacks: Fruits,Melon,bananas,apples,oranges.

Well that will do for a first post.

Re: Hi from Spain!

Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:23 am
by The PhytoAthlete
Welcome.

I also cycle a lot, used to compete in mtb, now mainly road but don't compete.

You will notice improvements in your cycling over time with your recent change in food intake.

Do you compete in mtb and road?

Re: Hi from Spain!

Posted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:56 am
by albirdave
Thanks for the welcome.
Off to have a good read of your website.

Re: Hi from Spain!

Posted: Sat Jun 28, 2014 4:44 pm
by The PhytoAthlete
albirdave wrote:Thanks for the welcome.
Off to have a good read of your website.


Cool, if there is any way I can help you, either in your transition of eating or diet for you cycling/competition, shot me an email at dwayne@the-phytoathlete.com

Re: Hi from Spain!

Posted: Sat Jun 28, 2014 8:24 pm
by C.O.
Awesome another biker, welcome to the group! Glad you found us. Maybe consider starting a training journal too?